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What happens if I get arrested for trespass in Las Vegas?
NRS 207.200 is the Nevada statute that defines the crime of trespassing. A violation of this law is a misdemeanor offense punishable by up to six months in jail.
1. How does Nevada law define “trespassing”?
Under NRS 207.200, trespass in Las Vegas comprises either:
going onto another’s property to annoy the owner or occupant or to commit a criminal offense there, or
deliberately going on or staying on another’s property after having been told by the owner or occupant during the previous 24 monthsnot to trespass.1
In Las Vegas, trespass situations typically occur in casinos. Security guards who order rowdy patrons to leave may call the police if they refuse to leave or come back on the premises.2
Often, people receive citations for trespass instead of being arrested and booked. These citations will have the date and time the person is summoned to appear at court to answer the charges.
What if I am busted for "trespass" in Las Vegas, Nevada?
2. What are the penalties for trespassing?
Trespass is only a misdemeanor that potentially carries a six-month jail sentence.3
However, the crime is typically punished with a fine. However, keep in mind that a criminal conviction looks bad on a person’s record. And some people who get “trespassed” (banned) from casinos may be prohibited from the premises for life.
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